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The happiness movement: How cities around the world are pursuing joy by fostering social change | National Post
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Mar 23
Happiness depends on positive social relationships. Happiness used to be seen as a personal pursuit. But scientists are realizing that the environments and systems that surround us have a huge impact. The cities we live in are particularly important.
p33507  cities  happiness  environment  people 
march 2019 by spencertree
Tourism is four times worse for the climate than we thought | New Scientist
To help stop global warming, cancel that round-the-world holiday. Tourism has expanded so rapidly that it now accounts for 8 per cent of the greenhouse gases we belch into the air. That is up to four times previous estimates.
tourism  environment  climatechange  NewScientist 
february 2019 by spencertree
Heathrow: Activists progress with legal challenge against ‘unlawful’ decision to build third runway | The Independent
Campaigners are taking the government to court (case started 15 January 2019) in a bid to overturn the “unlawful” decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow airport.
- The pre-trial hearing for Friends of the Earth’s case will take place on Tuesday at the High Court.
- It is one of five legal challenges against the third runway being undertaken by organisations and individuals on the grounds of climate, air quality and harm to the wellbeing of local residents.
Heathrow  legal  airport  environment  Friends-of-the-earth 
january 2019 by spencertree

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